Would you like more energy as you go about your day? We’ll bet the answer is yes. Whether you’re younger or older, working or retired, raising a family or living solo, most of us could use more vigor in our lives.
There are lots of reasons we may feel sluggish or uninspired. Some factors, like medical conditions, are beyond our control. “But most of the time, there are very small, simple and achievable lifestyle habits that can raise our energy levels,” said Dr. Sue Varma, an assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine and author of the upcoming book “Practical Optimism.”
So we’ve crafted a six-day challenge to set you up for a more energetic year.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2024, the Well desk will share a week of evidence-based tips and inspiration so you can feel more awake throughout the day. Some challenges are fun, others will help you feel more creative or introspective — but every one provides an easy way to feel more, well, alive.
Jancee Dunn, Well’s columnist, will be your guide — along with nutritionists, therapists, doctors and exercise scientists.
By the end of the week, you’ll be more aware of what lights you up and how to harness those feelings for good health. You’ll also have the tools and motivation to stay recharged throughout the year.
How to get started
First, make sure you’re signed up for the Well newsletter. If you already are, you don’t need to do anything — an email will arrive in your inbox each morning from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6.
If you haven’t received the newsletter before, you can use the module below to subscribe.
What you’ll get
You’ll receive prompts, exercises and ideas to help you fortify and maintain your energy levels — exploring areas like movement, nutrition, relationships and even rest.
After the challenge ends, you will get our Well newsletter, which features guidance to live your healthiest life, delivered every Thursday.
If you already receive the Well newsletter, you will automatically get the challenge, and will not see a way to sign up below. You can find out which newsletters you are signed up for here.